Almost a week has passed since the cowardly terrorist attack at Christchurch mosques that left fifty innocent people dead as victims of the hateful crime against Muslims. The Prime Minister of New Zealand, Jacinda Ardern has taken a commendable step in solidarity with the Muslim community. The NZ Premiere has announced to observe two minutes silence on Friday to mark one week since the deadly Christchruch attacks.
The NZ premiere has also announced to broadcast ‘Azaan’ on national TV and radio of the country.
“There is a desire to show support to the Muslim community as they return to mosques, particularly on Friday.” She said.
“To acknowledge this there will be a two minutes’ silence on the same day. We will also broadcast nationally, via TVNZ and RNZ, Azaan,” she added.
Ardern said that they were planning for the memorial service which would be held in Christchurch, adding that the government wants to involve the rest of New Zealand.
Hundreds of mourners gathered in a Christchurch cemetery for the first funerals of those killed in the deadly attack as New Zealanders braced for days of emotional farewells following the mass shootings.
Nine Pakistanis have been confirmed dead in the deadly Friday shooting in central Christchurch.